Composer Gallery

Here are quick and easy reference guides to the all-time great composers, a roster that we're always expanding. For each composer, you'll find vital statistics (birth, death, nationality), a short biographical sketch and a few fun facts, plus a basic guide to the music and a list of weblinks and resources, plus a few of the most famous tunes and one or two videos. Whether you're heading off to a concert, writing a research paper, looking for reliable, current information, or just want to explore some cool music and video, this is the first stop on your web search.
Renaissance

Gabrieli, Giovanni

  • Venetian composer and organist, guardian of the grand, opulent, sacred music style favored in Renaissance Venice at the height of its power.

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20th Century

Gershwin, George

Composer of some of the most beloved concert works of the 20th century, along with dozens of familiar jazz standards.
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20th-21st century

Glass, Philip

One of the most versatile living composers, Glass is famous for his film scores and performances with his ensemble. He is also the most performed living opera composer.
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Romantic

Gounod, Charles

Opera composer whose Faust is one of the most popular and tuneful works in the world repertory. He also composed church music and his Ave Maria setting is world famous.
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Romantic

Grieg, Edvard

The first Norwegian composer to gain a Europe-wide reputation, famous for his lyrical, shorter pieces.
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